Saturday, February 5, 2022

Jewish Tarot Readings

We're very proud to again offer a Torah/Tarot connection. Our Community Coordinator has been on a creative streak during the pandemic, and has created a new tarot deck for Jewish readings, among other fantastic endeavors. She is now offering guidance in Portland or on Zoom! Contact her through our facebook page. Many years ago we were introduced to kabbalistic tarot through community member Dovid Krafchow, who gave wonderful readings during his time living at our kibbutz (buy his book on the topic here), and we have been inspired to explore this connection ever since. 

If you're familiar with the classic Rider-Waite-Smith deck, you've noticed Hebrew letters on the cards. This article from Hey Alma lays out some history and context for the Torah/Tarot connection.

Wheel of Fortune is all about the limit of our free will. It’s about riding the waves of life when you have no idea what is to come. Not knowing the future means the possibilities — of greatness or of sorrow — are endless. There’s no way of knowing what is to come, so we just have to hang tight. It’s about how the only thing we can control is ourselves and how we respond to a situation. Around the wheel on the card we can see the word ‘TORA” as well as “יהוה” — the unspoken Hebrew word for God. - Caro Sarkozi for Hey Alma